–The Southwest Missouri Amateur Radio Club meeting will be the third Saturday of the month at 5PM. The next meeting will be tomorrow, September 20th., at the American Red Cross Southern Missouri Regional Offices, at the corner of West Bypass and Division in Springfield, MO
–Testing will also be available at 3PM for any one who wants to get their technician license, or wanting to upgrade to a general, or extra class. The Fee for the test will be $15.
–Any one interested in becoming a licensed amateur radio operator should attend a meeting, or testing session. Everyone is welcome, and you do not have to have a license to attend meetings.
From last week’s edition of Amateur Radio Newsline!
HAM HAPPENINGS: SPRINGFIELD MISSOURI ADDED TO ROUTE 66 EVENT
The amateur radio bands have been very busy this past week with the 15th annual “On the Air Route 66” special event. This year was very important to hams in Springfield, Missouri . This is the recognized birthplace of Route 66 and in 2014 it was added to the list of cities along the road that runs from Chicago to Los Angeles.
The Southwest Missouri Amateur Radio Club played host to special event station W6R and kicked off the event with a Field Day – like operation from the historic Route 66 park. That’s very close to the location where the telegram was sent to Washington, DC in 1926 giving the highway the name Route 66. Certificates, decals and QSL cards are available at W6JBT.org. The event ended on September 15th.
Total number of contacts made by local hams was over 3300!
We are already preparing for next year! Bob Heil applied for and has been approved for the call W6R for next year!
Last week Sept. 13th SMARC will have their annual Guns and Radios picnic at the Reppert Farm. We ate great BBQ, had a fox hunt, got in a little target practice and made 20 Meter contacts on QRP and socialized until well after dark!
Tomorrow our special cook is preparing Chili and cheesecake for the meeting. We will be discussing preparedness for hams as well. Hope to see you there!
On Oct 4 from 6 AM until 12 PM the 146.91 repeater will be closed to routine traffic to allow Greene County MO ARES to use the repeater for the Pregnancy Care Walk.
On October 7, 2014 we welcome the Bible Belt Christian Fellowship Net to the 146.91 repeater. They will have their weekly nets on the 91 with a beginning time of 730PM.
peoria, il superfest sat, sun.
wichita area hamfest sat oct 4 riverwalk church of christ
southside arc hamfest sat oct 18 st. sabrina church.
kirkwood halloween hamfest oct 25 kirkwood community center
Nixa arc narcfest nov 8 nixa event center.
Checkins for the net.